James Hardie infrastructure work could begin soon

(Crystal City) Preparations continue when it comes to the building of the James Hardie manufacturing plant in Crystal City. The plant will be located in and around the now-closed Festus Memorial Airport. Crystal City City Administrator Jason Eisenbeis says he and other county officials met with James Hardie personnel to discuss some of the latest steps.

Eisenbeis says James Hardie is getting closer to breaking ground on the facility, and he and others need to be ready for it.

There is no official date as to when dirt will be moved on the project, however, all the land agreements have been completed. When James Hardie has finalized the finishing touches of the expansion work at the Alabama plant is when the focus will be solely on the Crystal City location.